Equivalent code to the bool() built-in function

Chris Angelico rosuav at gmail.com
Tue Apr 19 02:26:50 EDT 2011

On Tue, Apr 19, 2011 at 4:23 PM, Kushal Kumaran
<kushal.kumaran+python at gmail.com> wrote:
>> if a + b + c + d != 1:
>>    raise ValueError("Exactly one of a, b, c or d must be true.")
> Unless you're sure all of a, b, c, and d are boolean values, an int
> with a negative value slipping in could result in the sum equaling 1,
> but more than one of the variables evaluating to True in boolean
> contexts.

If they're all expressions, then you can easily guarantee that.


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